Although you will have to make the decision that is right for you my best word of advice is to do your research and see if it fits what you are looking for.
Visit the Bakersfield City website listed below to begin your research and I wish you all the best with your plans.
RE/MAX Golden Empire
DRE Lic. #01441498
We have excellent schools! I just attended Stockdale High School's graduation last night--scored 803 in state academics--that's fabulous--and students graduating last night in a class of 600 earned over $3 million in scholarship funds! We have excellent schools across the city, as well as private Christian and Catholic high schools, and we have many California Distinguished Schools. We have many neighborhood parks and the Kern River bike trail that stretches for 30 miles through the city. If you are concerned about crime--I cannot give statistics by neighborhood here, but you can find several gated communities with 24-hr patrol service. We are not as spread out as Fresno, with fewer farms and field between neighborhoods than Fresno has, as I remember that city. Check with our Chamber of Commerce!